Sign in to follow this  
Stratox

VC Lighting Issue w/ FS2crew 777 1.1

Recommended Posts

I've had this issue since using the PMDG 777 updated to the latest C patches with a fresh install of FSX with DX10. The background panel area lighting of the captain and first officer chronometers are brighter than the rest of the panel. I've adjusted the lighting via all the various cockpit controls with no avail. It seems to only happen with the digital version of the chronometers and not the old standard units. I've uninstalled FS2crew and it seems to me that FS2crew is the culprit.

 

Anyone else with this issue or know of a fix? Thanks.

 

 

digital.jpg

 

standardchrono.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

I have this too! But I didn't think it was FS2crew's fault. How could it? It doesn't modify any textures...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guys,


 


Please look at the PMDG 777 Intro Manual page 0.00.82.


 


The digital clock is built into the PFDs, so that area is supposed to be blank.


 


Mystery solved :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 


Mystery solved :-)

 

I think he's referring to the removed texture. Not sure how FS2Crew would've caused that, though...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think he's referring to the removed texture. Not sure how FS2Crew would've caused that, though...

 

That's correct. I've reinstalled the T7 and it seems be linked to FS2Crew.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have FS2Crew and do not see the issue.  I am also on DX9.  (not that this logic helps..but wanted to point out what I'm running in case installing FS2Crew does somehow effect this, which I can't fathom at this point)

 

This actually looks like a missing texture problem.  With that in mind...does this happen in the day time as well?

 

The texture file(s) in question are in your texture.vc folder (only in the 200LR folder) , called PMDG_777_nochrono.dds (and the FOs side is called PMDG_777_nochronor.dds).

 

A few things to obviously check:

  1. Does it happen on both sides of the flightdeck?
  2. Make sure you have the textures listed above in your texture.vc folder
  3. Open them in imagetool or dxtbmp and see if they look right.  Look at both the normal and alpha texture.
  4. Make sure they are in DX1 512x512 format (not DXT5)

Things to do to try and narrow this down:

  1. Turn on the storm light...do the textures work?
  2. Turn the rheostat that controls the PNL/Flood (inner knob) for each side all the way up and down.  Make sure the Master lights knob inner knob is popped out (in manual adjust).  Is there any changes to that texture as you adjust the rheostat? 
  3. Turn the Dome light to both levels of brightness...any effect?
  4. Start at Dawn and let the sim transition into day....does the texture appear? (may want to use time compression, hehe)

I would offer to have you send me your textures if you're not proficient in viewing DXT files (side effect of being a livery painter), but I fear that 4 letter word....EULA...LoL.

Anyway...just a few things to investigate to maybe track this down.

 

Let me know what you find out...this one has piqued my curiosity  :Thinking:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All textures are present and not modified.

 

I've just about touched every knob on the flight deck. No changes at all. It seems that the lighting for this particular texture has been removed or disabled when using FS2Crew 777.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't remember having this issue - Maybe post on the FS2Crew support forum and see what they have to say about it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't remember having this issue - Maybe post on the FS2Crew support forum and see what they have to say about it?

 

I've posted a thread some time ago as well.

 

Still no change in lighting...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ditto - attempted full uninstall and re-install and no change... :/

 

Jonathon Ryans

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Folks,

    I too am experiencing this issue and I have bee able to confirm that it is indeed FS2crew related. I took some screenshots of my cockpit with and without Fs2crew activated. I am trying to upload them here but I don't know how to. Anyway, when I deactivate my fs2crew 777 the problem disappears. It comes back again once I reactivate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wanted to bump this thread because I cannot find any other info or fix (bar this thread) about the missing textures.

 

I have Steves DX10 fixer v2.7, PMDG777 v 1.10.6492 and FS2Crew v1.5

 

Any body able to shed any light?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this